Professional Writing Certificate

A certificate in professional writing is valuable to anyone entering the workforce. Students who want to enhance their job opportunities or wish for a career as a writer in their discipline, should consider a certificate in professional writing to complement their degree. This certificate is interdisciplinary allowing students returning to college to have a chance to develop a wide variety of writing skills while at the same time providing a foundation for active engagement in writing within their chosen field. At the completion of the certificate, students will have a portfolio demonstrating the quality of their writing to show to employers.

Note: Internship courses (394 / 494) may be used to fulfill the "discipline-specific writing intensive" credit requirements listed below as long as the internship is writing-intensive and is approved by the advisor.

Program Requirements

ENGL-308SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING2.00
ENGL-497PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAPSTONE1.00
Select 9 credits from the following:9.00
Creative Writing
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
SCRIPTWRITING AND PRE-PRODUCTION PLANNING
Professional/Academic Writing
TECHNICAL WRITING
WRITING FOR A DIGITAL AUDIENCE
ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
JOURNAL & MANUSCRIPT EDITING
MULTIMEDIA WRITING
Program Electives
Writing Intensive Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9.00
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
TECHNICAL WRITING
WRITING FOR A DIGITAL AUDIENCE
ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
JOURNAL & MANUSCRIPT EDITING
MULTIMEDIA WRITING
ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS
SPANISH COMPOSITION
Internship Option: Select internships in 392/492 that that writing intensive, as determined by the minor advisor.
Total Credits21.00

Summary

Program Requirements12
Program Electives9
Total21